In very exciting news for the Asia Pacific Bridge Congress 15-22 April a world class international team is coming to Perth. All have won many National and World Open, Senior and Mixed Championships including:
Sabine Auken from Germany who has won two Women’s World Championships, a World Open, a World Mixed Team Championship playing with Zia Mahmood and she has written a popular book “ I Love This Game.” Her partner is Roy Welland who has won many US National Championships.
Jacek Pszczola, or Pepsi, is ranked 30 in the world and is very well known in Australia having played here a number of times and his wins include a Open World Championship and a Mixed World Championship. Playing with Pepsi is Jacek Kalita of Poland, ranked No 2 in the world.
Reese Milner of the USA is World No 1 Senior and his partner Hermant Lall is No 2 Senior and father of leading international prodigy, 25 year old Justin Lall.
The whole APBF is open to everyone so come to Perth. There are pairs and team’s events in Open, Women, Senior, Mixed and Youth Categories as well as a Bridgefest on the side for experienced or newer players.
Gold Point Events
|Wed – Thurs||15 – 16 April||Packer & Co Swiss Imp Pairs|
|Fri – Mon||17 – 20 April||APBF Teams Championships|
|Tues – Wed||21 – 22 April||APBF Pairs|
Daily Red Point Sessions
Every day there are one session Red points pairs events for only $20 per player with two session All day Swiss Pairs at the weekend for only $40 per player a day.
If you play in the Teams event then you get FREE entry into the Tuesday and Wednesday APBF Gold Point Pairs on 21-22 April. So 6 days of bridge for $400 if you are in a four person team or $67 a day and a total of $267 or $45 a day if you are in a 6 person team.
Get your entry in to play alongside or even against the champions of bridge in Perth at www.abfevents.com.au/events/apbf/2020/
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 ANC Women's Interstate Selection.
Subject to council ratification the team to represent NSW in the ANC Women's Teams in Adelaide in July is:
Lynn Kalmin - Lorna Ichilcik
Susan Humphries - Jessica Brake
Kinga Moses - Nazife Bashar
The normal venue for the popular Batemans Bay Congress has been taken over to house the Bushfire Disaster Relief Centre. The organisers are pleased to announce the new venue is the The Coachhouse Marina Resort 49 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay.
Please consider supporting the region at the Batemans Bay 2020 Congress March 13 – 15, 2020.
The playoff to select the Australian Mixed Team for 2020 was held at the NSWBA on 24-27 January, 2020.
Congratulations to the FULLER team: Leone Fuller, Trevor Fuller, Pele Rankin and Stephen Fischer who defeated the J FOSTER team: Giselle Mundell, Julian Foster, Christy Geremboux, Sebastien Yuen, Rena Kaplan and David Fryda in a low scoring match 89-64.1 IMP.
Congratulations to Sartaj Hans, the winner of the McCutcheon Trophy for the most masterpoints earned in 2019 with 561.96 masterpoints.
For all McCutcheon lists go to National Masterpoint Reports
The 2020 Interstate Teams Selections (ITS) for the teams to represent NSW at the Australian National Championships in Adelaide in July begin with the Open ITS Stage I on February 3 and the Women's ITS on Friday-Sunday February 7-9.
All players may enter the Open ITS Stage I but may not proceed to Stage II unless they are contending.
The Women's ITS is open to all eligible women in NSW who by entering declare their availability to play in the ANC.
Country players who play in the Women's ITS may apply for a country player subsidy.
The playoff to select the Australian Mixed Team for 2020 to be held at the NSWBA on 24-27 January, 2020 is open to all eligible players. Entries arre now closed. Full details available on the Championship Website.
The target event is the 2020 World Mixed Teams, Salsomaggiore Terme, 21 August - 4 September, 2020.
Players who do not qualify for the semi-final may play in the NSWBA Matchpointed Swiss Pairs free of charge.
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